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Press Release: Jetix Launches "Yin Yang Yo!"; "Pucca" Debuts in U.S. on Jetix

by Zeddon August 16, 2006
JETIX LAUNCHES NEW, ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “YIN YANG YO!” IN LABOR DAY MARATHON; THE HIT INTERNATIONAL SERIES “PUCCA” PREMIERES IN THE U.S. –“Jackie Chan Adventures” joins the line-up — — Plus “Power Rangers” Marathon — Burbank, August 16, 2006 . . . Jetix programming block on Toon Disney sizzles into September, debuting a new, original, […]

Volume 2 of "Animaniacs" and "Pinky & the Brain" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 16, 2006
WHV has announced today that both Volume 2 sets of Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain are coming to DVD on December 5. Animaniacs: Volume 2 will be a 5-disc set containing 25 episodes, while Pinky & the Brain: Volume 2 will contain 22 episodes on four DVDs. There is no word yet on bonus […]

‘Fantastic Four’ Loglines And Airdates Revealed

by on August 16, 2006
The Marvel Animation Age has obtained the first four loglines and airdates for the upcoming Fantastic Four cartoon. To read them, click on the above link. The Fantastic Four will premiere on Toonami on Saturday, September 2.

May 7, 2007 is Free Comic Book Day 2007

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
A press release has declared May 7, 2007 to be next year’s Free Comic Book Day. Participating retailers will have a wide selection of free comic books for customers, ranging from DC and Marvel superheroes, to Archie and Gemstone/Disney icons, to a raft of independent and small-press offerings. It will also coincide with the opening […]

Eric Radomski Talks "Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue"

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com has spoken to producer Eric Radomski about the revamped Shaggy and Scooby Doo for the upcoming Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue series. The new series focuses on the pair of title characters, as Shaggy inherits a fortune from his eccentric inventor uncle and Scooby Doo ingests […]

"Crayon Shinchan" Debuts on Adult Swim August 19; Dorkin Talks Adaptation

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Crayon Shinchan will debut on Adult Swim on August 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM. The lead character Shin Chan is often referred to as the “Bart Simpson of Japan,” with a penchant for relentless mocking of his parents and societal mores. MacDonald also links to frank comments made […]

Newspapers Give Away Reprint of Spider-Man Debut

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
News America Marketing and Marvel Comics are teaming up to distribute free reprints of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 122 newspapers nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Post. The original comic introduced Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man to the public in 1962. The free comic is apparently part of a deal signed […]

STAS 10th: Miracle Worker Mark Evanier on Superman

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Two things drove Mark Evanier to a writer’s life: the life (or, […]

CPM Announces More Reduced Price Re-Releases for October

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Central Park Media has announced four anime re-releases scheduled for October at newly reduced prices. The 5-disc Spirit Warrior DVD Collection will be re-priced at $49.95 SRP; Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer Collector’s Series Edition will be re-priced at $19.95 SRP; and Machine Robo-Revenge of Cronos: Volume 2 and The Complete Shamanic Princess will […]

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Score Double-Digit Ratings Growth

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have both recorded double-digit ratings growth over the past year, according to a press release issued by the networks. Adult Swim ranked #1 in total day delivery in a variety of demographic categories, while Cartoon Network’s Kids Next Door movie led the way to ratings gains in the target demographics […]